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Dell, ASUS, HP and more delay Windows 8 tablets

Multiple companies delay Windows 8-based tablets

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 20, 2012 at 12:36 am CST (0 mins, 57 secs time to read)

Information Week are reporting that the new energy-efficient, Intel-powered, Windows 8-based tablets have been delayed into 2013. PC makers are reportedly have issues building drivers for Intel's dual-core Clover Trail Atom Z2760 processor.

Dell, ASUS, HP and more delay Windows 8 tablets |

The new Clover Trail-based processor is set to enter the tablet battlefield against the iPad and high-end Android tablets, where it will compete on both performance and battery life. The delays are pushing multiple companies' tablets back, such as Dell's Latitude 10, HP's Envy x2, ASUS' VivoTab Smart and Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet 2.

The only Atom Z2760-based tablets hitting the market at the moment is Samsung's ATIV Smart PC and Acer's Iconia W510. Cindy Shaw, from research firm DISCERN, have said that this could really hurt PC makers, especially those in enterprise sales, where she continues:

HP and Dell are conceding they've given up on the consumer, so missing the holiday season is not that big of a deal. They're not missing that magical time of the year,"� the analysts said. "But the longer it takes for businesses to get their hands on evaluation units, the longer it's going to take to translate into enterprise sales.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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